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Marijuana doesn't cause lung cancer

Marijuana Smoking and Lung Cancer

You'd think it would have been very big news in the spring of 2005 when Donald Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at UCLA, revealed that cannabis smoke doesn't cause lung cancer and may prevent respiratory tissue cells from becoming malignant.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
Cannabis may shrink tumor growth

CBD, THC, and Cancer

Mounting evidence shows cannabinoids in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
CBD and schizophrenia

Pot Compound Treats Schizophrenia

CBD can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial. Researchers led by Markus Leweke of the University of Cologne in Germany studied 39 people with schizophrenia who were hospitalized for a psychotic episode.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
Allen Ginsberg, marijuana legalization

13 Key Moments In Marijuana History

The history of marijuana in America has long been a history of competing narratives, dueling interpretations. What follows are 13 slides of key moments in the history of marijuana in the United States.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
CBD safe at high doses

CBD: Safe at High Doses

Oral administration of CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans, according to clinical trial data published by the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design. Investigators at Kings College in London assessed the physiological and behavioral effects of CBD and THC versus placebo in a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
Cathy Jordan ALS cannabis patient

Medical Marijuana Patient with ALS Outlives Her Doctors

Cathy Jordan first noticed something was wrong in summer of 1985 when she couldn’t pick things up. Her muscles weren’t responding. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ALS , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Nearly 20 years later she is still alive thanks to cannabis, her medicine of choice and necessity.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
Marijuana for Alzheimer's prevention

Key Marijuana Ingredient Staves Off Memory Loss

In a test of short-term memory skills, only users of "skunk"-type marijuana strains exhibited impaired recall when intoxicated, whereas people who smoked hashish or herbal cannabis blends performed equally well whether stoned or sober.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
Cannabis Terpenes

Taming THC

THC has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of CBD and terpenes to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
THC and CBD synergy

Tale of Two Cannabinoids

This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of THC and CBD and presents a rationale for their combination in pharmaceutical preparations. Cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor effects as well as non-receptor mechanisms are also explored.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago
Debunking CBD myths by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

Project CBD Responds to SAM’s CBDisinformation

The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC.
Posted: 3 years 11 months ago